AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2016
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City: Kansas City State: KS

Updates: This institution's COI policies were evaluated on Jun-10-2014.

This institution's policies were found via online web searches for the 2016 Scorecard. They were last updated prior to their review for the 2014 Scorecard.

Gifts pie3

No industry-funded gifts of any nature or value allowed.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 1-2]
Meals pie2

No industry-funded meals can be given directly to faculty or trainees, but there is not prohibition of industry funded meals at CME events.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 2]
Industry-funded promotional speaking relationships (not ACCME-accredited) pie3

If a talk is funded by industry, the content must be determined by the speaker and not the company, and the talk must be educational and not promotional in content.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 3]
Industry-support of ACCME-accredited CME pie1

Industry support can be accepted with the only stipulation being that they must follow ACCME criteria.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 2]
Attendance of industry-sponsored promotional events pie2

KUMC personnel cannot accept compensation, including the defraying of costs, for attending a CME event or other activity or conference (that is, if the individual is not speaking or otherwise actively participating or presenting at the event).

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 2]
Industry-supported scholarships and awards pie2

Industry may provide funds for meeting attendance, but it may not participate in the selection of attendees.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 3]
Ghostwriting and honorary authorships pie3

No verbatim prohibition of 'ghost-writing, ' but the policy functions to prohibit ghostwriting.

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 3]
Consulting and advising relationships pie3

Consulting or advising relationships are allowed, but policy prohibits those that are purely commercial or marketing purposes. Furthermore, safeguards are also in place to clarify the relationship as legitimate employment. From Policy 2, p 3: 'Consulting

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 3]
Access of pharmaceutical sales representatives pie2

Pharmaceutical representatives are allowed to meet with faculty but the meetings must take place only in non-patient care areas and the meetings must take place by appointment only.

[Domain Location: Policy 3, p 4]
Access of medical device representatives pie3

Access by device manufacturer representatives to patient care areas is permitted by appointment or invitation by faculty members or clinic supervisors. Interactions with faculty must be limited to assistance on devices and equipment.

[Domain Location: Policy 3, p 10]
Conflict of interest disclosure pie2

Internal disclosure is required per PHS regulations.

[Domain Location:]
COI curriculum pie2

A limited COI curriculum is required by the institution.

[Domain Location: Policy 1, p 1]
Extension of COI policies to community affiliates pie1

While the policy notes that it 'apply to all KUMC personnel' it does not adequately specify who is under the scope of this policy, such as adjunct faculty. Secondly, the policy documents do not specify that the COI policies also cover them in all instance

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 1]
Enforcement and Sanctions of Policies pie3

There is a party responsible for oversight of the policy, and failure to comply 'may result in disciplinary action.'

[Domain Location: Policy 2, p 5,]
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior